Brand: Moonstar 810s

Season: Fall/Winter 2021

Buy: Moonstar, eBay sometimes

Editor's Notes: Japanese company Moonstar was founded in Kurume, Japan, in 1873 as a rubber processing plant, first applying its production know-how to the construction of jika-tabi shoes and eventually updating its techniques to create some pretty hardy contemporary sneakers. Most frequently stocked overseas at workwear-leaning boutiques, Moonstar's oeuvre is actually extremely far-reaching, going far beyond stylish shoes into the realm of functional footwear for service professionals. Its latest sub-label, 810s, is a hybrid of bold worlds.

Moonstar has been making shoes for hospital, factory, and kitchen staff for decades, but only in 2019 did it launch 810s as a hybrid of utilitarian design ethos and stylish concern. Even its name is appreciably humble: "810s" is a Japonization of 8/10s or 80%, which Moonstar describes as "a state just appropriate... neither excessive nor insufficient." Good enough, basically. 810s applies the useful elements of Moonstar's industrial silhouettes to attractive sneakers, yielding nifty designs ideal for all-weather application.

FW21 models include plenty of 810s staples and some new designs. Returning iterations include the "KITCHE," a chef shoe that swaps laces for an elastic band, the buckled "MARKE" work boots, and "HOSP," which boasts an elastic forefoot strap and collapsible heel. New seasonal editions range from the loafer-like "PROO," finished with a moccasin toe, to the "SNOWF" boot and backless "CAF WARM," a mule that's insulated for extra warmth.

All are imagined in black, white, navy, beige, grey, and similar versatile tones ideal for uniform dressing. The best part? None of the styles retail for more than ¥6,000 (about $60), making them a reasonable grab for service workers and the average customer alike.

What To Read Next

  • Image on Highsnobiety

    Ethel Cain's Majestic Melodrama Is the Sound of the Future

    Culture
  • Image on Highsnobiety

    Supreme’s Woven Timberland Lugs Are Their Finest Yet

    Sneakers
  • Image on Highsnobiety

    Puts Some Respect On Justin Bieber's Puffer Game

    Style
  • Image on Highsnobiety

    C.P. Company Has Mastered the Winter Jacket

    Style
  • best socks

    We’re Deciding What the Best Socks Are, Once and For All

    Style
  • Image on Highsnobiety

    These Are The Luxury Gifts Your Bougie Friend Wants

    Style
*If you submitted your e-mail address and placed an order, we may use your e-mail address to inform you regularly about similar products without prior explicit consent. You can object to the use of your e-mail address for this purpose at any time without incurring any costs other than the transmission costs according to the basic tariffs. Each newsletter contains an unsubscribe link. Alternatively, you can object to receiving the newsletter at any time by sending an e-mail to info@highsnobiety.com

Web Accessibility Statement

Titelmedia (Highsnobiety), is committed to facilitating and improving the accessibility and usability of its Website, www.highsnobiety.com. Titelmedia strives to ensure that its Website services and content are accessible to persons with disabilities including users of screen reader technology. To accomplish this, Titelmedia has engaged UsableNet Inc, a leading web accessibility consultant to help test, remediate and maintain our Website in-line with the Web Content Accessibility Guidelines (WCAG), which also bring the Website into conformance with the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990.

Disclaimer

Please be aware that our efforts to maintain accessibility and usability are ongoing. While we strive to make the Website as accessible as possible some issues can be encountered by different assistive technology as the range of assistive technology is wide and varied.

Contact Us

If, at any time, you have specific questions or concerns about the accessibility of any particular webpage on this Website, please contact us at accessibility@highsnobiety.com, +49 (0)30 235 908 500. If you do encounter an accessibility issue, please be sure to specify the web page and nature of the issue in your email and/or phone call, and we will make all reasonable efforts to make that page or the information contained therein accessible for you.